Faculty, staff and students are discouraged from using floppy diskettes. As this medium has become antiquated. Floppies should never be used for long term storage of any type of important data. Quite often the files on the floppies becomes corrupted and nearly impossible to retrieve. (We're always amazed at how many floppies go bad with someones only copy of their Master's compreshensive, SPSS doctoral dissertation data, and other highly important data.) Instead of using floppies, consider using:
- Your Home Folder. Everyone on campus has a network folder for storing files. Home Folders as easily accessible from any on-campus computer.
- Flash Drive. These popular USB devices (also known as thumb drives, USB drives, pen drives, jump drives) allow you to store a massive amount of data. They are very durable and very reasonably priced. Even so these should only be used to transfer data or as a secondary storage of your data.